Rado Tradition 1965 Auto

Taking ideas from a vintage model from Rado, the Tradition 1965 Auto watch combines 1960s design with contemporary materials. Inspired by the Manhattan skyline, the 1965 original sports an unmistakable geometric design, incorporating elements such as rectangular hour and minute markers, a squared day-date complication window and the iconic Rado red anchor at 9 o’clock.

The new Tradition 1965 XL retains this aesthetic while integrating the innovative materials and design language Rado is renowned for.

The case is now crafted from PVD coated titanium, a material that is almost 40% lighter than stainless steel. Sapphire crystal has been employed for the glass and the unmistakable “tuning fork” hour and minute hands boast superior legibility.

The Tradition 1965 also includes new design touches unique to this updated edition. The famous red anchor (denoting an automatic movement), pivots according to the orientation of the timepiece.

A supple leather strap, increased case size and cushion shaped case back all ensure a comfortable wearing experience.

The Tradition 1965 XL represents a brief celebration of an extraordinary 1960s creation by Rado. Production is limited to 1,965 pieces. Rado has also created two M-sized versions with stainless steel cases.

The silver dial with cognac leather strap version echoes the XL model in appearance and is also limited to 1,965 pieces. The version, with a case and dial encrusted with 302 diamonds, is limited to just 65 pieces.

Technical details

Rado Tradition 1965 XL Auto (Titanium Case, Blue dial), Ref. 764.0017.3.120

Movement 
ETA C07.621, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, day/date at 3 o’clock, up-to 80-hour power reserve

Case
Polished grade 5 titanium with PVD coating
Polished grade 5 titanium with PVD coating case back with 2 stamped seahorses
Polished grade 5 titanium crown
Glued box sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant to 5 bar (50m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION: ONE OUT OF 1965
Dimensions: 44.0 x 44.0 x 11.8 (WxLxH in mm)

Dial 
Blue, vertical brushed, rhodium coloured applied indexes
Rhodium coloured moving anchor symbol with red background
Rhodium coloured applied Rado logo
White printed Automatic logo
Hands: rhodium coloured

Strap
Brown vintage look leather
Polished stainless steel extendable folding clasp
Polished stainless steel cover with hardening treatment

Rado Tradition 1965 M Auto (Stainless Steel Case, Silver Coloured Dial), Ref. 561.0019.3.110

Movement 
ETA 2671, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, date at 6 o’clock, 38-hour power reserve

Case 
Polished stainless steel case
Polished stainless steel case back with 2 stamped seahorses
Polished stainless steel crown
Glued box sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant to 5 bar (50m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION: ONE OUT OF 1965
Metallisation chrome coloured
Dimensions: 35.0 x 35.0 x 10.6 (WxLxH in mm)

Dial 
Silver coloured, sun brushed, rhodium coloured applied indexes
Rhodium coloured moving anchor symbol with red background
Rhodium coloured applied Rado logo
Dark grey printed Automatic logo
Hands: rhodium coloured

Strap 
Cognac coloured leather
Polished stainless steel extendable folding clasp
Polished stainless steel cover with hardening treatment

Rado Tradition 1965 M Auto (Stainless Steel Case and Lacquered White Dial Set with Diamonds), Ref. 561.0018.3.170

Movement 
ETA 2671, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, date at 6 o’clock,
38-hour power reserve

Case 
Polished stainless steel case
40 diamonds 115/120, Top Wesselton, VS-SI, full cut, 0.260 carat
34 diamonds 095/100, Top Wesselton, VS-SI, full cut, 0.129 carat
Polished stainless steel case back with 2 stamped seahorses
Polished stainless steel crown
Glued box sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant to 5 bar (50m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION: ONE OUT OF 65
Metallisation: chrome coloured
Dimensions 35.0 x 35.0 x 10.6 (WxLxH in mm)

Dial 
Lacquered polished white
jubilé, 228 diamonds 0.65-0.70, Top Wesselton, VVS, 8/8 cut, 0.296 carat
Rhodium coloured moving anchor symbol with silver coloured background
Rhodium coloured applied Rado logo
Silver coloured printed Automatic logo
Hands: rhodium coloured

Strap 
White genuine crocodile leather (cites)
Polished stainless steel extendable folding clasp
Polished stainless steel cover with hardening treatment

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